Posts Tagged ‘Basuki Tjahaja Purnama’

Ahok, jailed former governor says he forgives and accepts Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Ahok

“I know this is not easy for you to accept this reality, let alone me, but I have learned to forgive and accept all this,” the former governor of Jakarta  said in a letter read out at a news conference held by his wife Veronica Tan on Tuesday. In the letter Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, (Ahok) Read more

Christian Governor in Indonesia found guilty of blasphemy Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
blasphemy

An Indonesian court has found Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta, guilty of blasphemy against Islam. After sentencing Purnama, known as Ahok, was taken to Cipinang Penitentiary in Jakarta, which houses criminals including drug dealers and rapists. The sentence was harsher than what prosecutors had asked for. They had recommended two years’ probation Read more

Christian Governor of Jakarta in court to face blasphemy allegation Comments 0

Friday, November 18th, 2016
blasphemy

Jakarta’s Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation on Wednesday Nov 16. It is alleged the he insulted Islam. Naming someone a suspect is a formal step in the Indonesian legal system that means authorities believe they have enough preliminary evidence to consider filing charges. Purnama, who could Read more